Born in 1940 in Sikar, Rajasthan, Shri Sultan Khan mastered the Sarangi under his father Shri Gulab Khan and uncle Shri Amir Khan of the Indore gharana. A performer of distinction, Shri Sultan Khan has won a wide following both as an accomp- anist and as a soloist on the Sarangi. He has also played for a large number of films ond has served on the staff of All India Radio for nearly a decade and a half. He received the Rajasthan Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 1992. Shri Sultan Khan receives the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for his contribution to Hindu- stani instrumental music.